Narrative theory of games
Transcript of Narrative theory of games
Espen Aarseth is Associate Professor at the Center of Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen
Author of Cybertext
Author of numerous papers on games and narrative.
Here’s the man himself: http://vimeo.com/7097715
Experience AMore story = less game?
Experience BMore game = less story?
Commonly held belief this that story and game don’t mix very well… That the more story there is, so the less game there will be and vice versa.
Kernels Key events. “Narrative moments where the course of events is decided” (Seymour Chatman – 1978)
Satellites Minor events. “do not entail any choice, but serve to flesh out the consequences and details of the kernels” (Seymour Chatman –1978)